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Shakespeare's Birthplace

Start your Shakespeare quest at the house where the world's most popular playwright supposedly spent his childhood days. In fact, the jury is still out on whether this really was Shakespeare's birthplace, but devote…
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Shakespeare's New Place

When Shakespeare retired, he swapped the bright lights of London for a comfortable town house at New Place, where he died of unknown causes in April 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, but an attractive Elizabet…
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Holy Trinity Church

The final resting place of the Bard is said to be the most visited parish church in all of England. Inside are handsome 16th- and 17th-century tombs (particularly in the Clopton Chapel), some fabulous carvings on th…
Historic Site in Stratford-upon-Avon

Mary Arden's Farm

Shakespeare genealogists can trace the family tree to the childhood home of the Bard's mother at Wilmcote, 3 miles west of Stratford. Aimed squarely at families, the working farm traces country life over the centuri…
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Charlecote Park

A youthful Shakespeare allegedly poached deer in the grounds of this lavish Elizabethan pile on the River Avon, 5 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon. Fallow deer still roam the grounds today. The interiors were resto…
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Before tying the knot with Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway lived in Shottery, 1 mile west of the centre of Stratford, in this delightful thatched farmhouse. As well as period furniture, it has gorgeous gardens and an orc…
Historic Site in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's School Room

Shakespeare's alma mater, King Edward VI School (still a prestigious grammar school today), incorporates a vast black-and-white timbered building, dating from 1420, that was once the town's guildhall. Upstairs, in t…
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Hall's Croft

The handsome Jacobean town house belonging to Shakespeare's daughter Susanna and her husband, respected doctor John Hall, stands south of the centre. The exhibition offers fascinating insights into medicine in the 1…
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Guild Chapel

The Guild Chapel was founded in 1269 and is painted with motivational frescoes showing the fate of the damned in the 15th century. It's only open to the public for services.Next door is King Edward VI School, which …
Monument in Stratford-upon-Avon

Gower Memorial

Aristocratic sculptor Lord Ronald Gower is the master behind this multisculpture homage to Shakespeare, which features the characters of Hamlet (representing philosophy), Prince Hal (history), Lady Macbeth (tragedy)…